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First “African American Abrazo in New York”

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February 23, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

First “African American Abrazo in New York”

Bronx, NY-Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, will celebrate the First “African American Abrazo “Embrace” in New York.” This event is in honor of Black History Month and the contributions of African-Americans to our community.

This event, by invitation only, will take place at Maestros Caterer’s located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, New York, today, Friday, February 24, 2012 from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

February 23, 2012
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El Primer “Abrazo Afro-Americano en Nueva York”

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

23 de febrero de 2012

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

SENADOR REV. RUBEN DIAZ

El Primer “Abrazo Afro-Americano en Nueva York”

Bronx, NY – El Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz, celebrará el Primer “Abrazo Afro-Americano en New York.” Este evento es en honor al Mes de La Herencia Afro-Americana y las contribuciones de la comunidad Afro-Americana en nuestra comunidad.

Esta actividad, solamente es por invitación, se llevará acabo este Viernes, 24 de Febrero de 2012 en el Restaurante Maestros Caterer’s ubicado en el 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, New York de 8:00 p.m. a 12:00 a.m.

February 23, 2012
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Touring Flood Zones Along the Saw Mill River With DOT

Senator Stewart-Cousins invited representatives from the Department of Transportation to her district for a tour of flood zones along the Saw Mill Parkway. On the tour, DOT gave the Senator on-site progress reports of their debris clean- up efforts along the Saw Mill River. In many communities throughout the region, debris build-up has worsened flooding problems. To provide some relief, DOT workers have pulled several tons of downed trees, garbage and rubble from the Saw Mill in Mt. Pleasant and Greenburgh, and they just began clean- up efforts in Yonkers. This project was initiated in January at the request of the Saw Mill River Watershed Advisory Board (SWAB), which works to alleviate the regional flooding problems in Westchester. Senator Stewart-Cousins, who is represented on SWAB by her Director of Constituent Affairs Janis Morris, was instrumental in placing a representative from DOT on the board.

February 23, 2012
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Speaking to Constituents at a Meet and Greet in Yonkers

Senator Stewart-Cousins and Westchester County Board Chairman, Ken Jenkins, hosted a “Coffee and Conversation” meet and greet at the Yonkers Riverfront Library. With over eighty people in attendance, topics covered included: education funding, support for Kinship caregivers, the overall legislative process, healthcare and local issues of concern to residents. The Senator has previously hosted “Coffee and Conversation” events in Mt. Pleasant and Greenburgh with the local County Legislators.

February 23, 2012
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Presenting a Proclamation to Captain Lawrence Brewing Company in Elmsford

Senator Stewart-Cousins presented a Proclamation to the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company at the grand opening of their brand new facility in Elmsford. The craft beer brewing company re-located from Pleasantville to the larger facility late last month. Owner Scott Vacarro says the new facility will help him ramp up production, sell new products and provide better accommodations to customers. Senator Stewart-Cousins, one of several elected officials and community leaders in attendance, congratulated the company on its continued success and briefly discussed legislation passed by the Senate this year (S.1315) which provides small brewers with greater contract flexibility with wholesalers.

February 23, 2012
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Kicking Off Opening Night of "Big River" at Westchester Broadway Theatre

Senator Stewart-Cousins was invited to kick off the opening night of “Big River” at the Westchester Broadway Theatre as part of their inaugural Black History Month celebration. Prior to the start of the show, the Senator delivered welcoming remarks to a full house of theatre-goers, praising the Westchester Broadway Theatre for their commitment to recognizing Black History Month. She also introduced two Westchester actors who starred in the show that evening; Anthony Malchar of Yonkers who played Huck Finn and FaTye of Elmsford who played Jim. “Big River” is a musical adaptation of the story of Huckleberry Finn. It addresses the enduring themes of acceptance, freedom, diversity and respect.

February 23, 2012
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Boys and Girls Club Pizza Throwdown

Earlier this morning, I had the privilege to be a guest judge at the Boys and Girls Clubs Pizza Throwdown. The event was held at UNO Chicago Grill in Henrietta. The competition featured youth from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Rochester against UNO's own pizza chefs to see who makes the best deep dish pizza.

February 23, 2012
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First “African American Abrazo in New York”

PRESS RELEASE

February 23, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

First “African American Abrazo in New York”

Bronx, NY-Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, will celebrate the First “African American Abrazo “Embrace” in New York.” This event is in honor of Black History Month and the contributions of African-Americans to our community.

This event, by invitation only, will take place at Maestros Caterer’s located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, New York, today, Friday, February 24, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

February 23, 2012
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Hispanics United of Buffalo Awards Luncheon

Senator Grisanti was honored to visit with award recipients at the most recent Hispanics United of Buffalo Awards Luncheon.

February 23, 2012
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Senator Grisanti works closely with officials in Albany, including Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti and New York State Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy discuss pending legislation during a recent meeting in the state capital.

February 23, 2012
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Submit your PTSD Hearing Testimony

Please submit your written testimony for Senator Roy McDonald (R-Saratoga) and Lee Zeldin's (R-Shirley) public hearing on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in combat Veterans. Your input will help us to gain information on PTSD in order to improve early diagnoses, increase access to treatment, and provide crisis and support services.What is PTSD? Why does it occur? When does it occur? What are the symptoms? What is the Screening Process? What steps are there for early intervention? What is course of treatment? What is the prevalence of PTSD in New York State Veterans?

February 23, 2012
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Forest rangers rescue hiker from Mount Marcy

Press-Republican

February 22, 2012

DEC forest rangers locate man after frigid night on mountain

February 23, 2012
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February 23, 2012
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SENATOR MARCELLINO JOINS HIS COLLEAGUES FOR “HEARTS FOR HUNGER” LEGISLATIVE FOOD CHALLENGE

Senator Carl L. Marcellino is joining Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry Chapin Food Bank “Hearts for Hunger” Legislative Food Drive Challenge. The Harry Chapin Food Bank helps LI Cares to feed more than 300,000  Long Islanders.

February 23, 2012
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See If You Have Unclaimed Funds Through A Simple Internet Search

You may be entitled to some of the over $10.5 billion in unclaimed funds in New York State. 

For your protection, banks, insurance companies, utilities, investment companies and many other businesses are required by law to surrender inactive accounts to the State. These accounts are known as "lost," "abandoned," or "unclaimed" funds. A simple Internet search is all it takes to see if you are eligible, and there is no charge to search or file a claim to recover unclaimed funds.

To see if you have any unclaimed funds, visit https://ouf.osc.state.ny.us/ouf/ .

February 23, 2012
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ADDABBO APPOINTED TO NEW BI-PARTISAN SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON LIBRARIES

Queens, NY, (Date), 2012:  State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens)has been appointed to serve on a new, bipartisan Senate Select Committee onLibraries to explore how New York can better support and provide assistanceto the more than 7,000 libraries that are located throughout every regionof the Empire State.    “Here in the Borough of Queens, where we are served by a trulytop-notch local library system, the importance of libraries is clear andcannot be overstated,” said Senator Addabbo.  “They are places to check outbooks, do homework, surf the Internet, search for jobs, take advantage ofinnovative programming serving many different interests and groups ofpeople, and much, much more.

February 23, 2012
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Savino Declares Victory at Sea! NY will keep National Ballast Water Standards

St. George- State Senator Diane Savino (D-North Shore/South Brooklyn) declared victory today and praised Governor Andrew Cuomo; in her fight to keep the Port of New York and New Jersey open for business. Hundreds of thousands of jobs are saved and the prices of all goods are kept where they are by the importation of goods through the Port of New York. If the DEC had set a higher standard than the ports of Philadelphia, Baltimore, Halifax, or Miami, goods would have been redirected there; effectively shutting down the Martine industry in the Port of New York/New Jersey.

February 22, 2012
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February 2012 Newsletter- Quality of Life Survey

Please click below for the quality of life survey. 

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Quality of Life Survey

February 22, 2012
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